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Slater Trust Farm

The Slater Trust Farm is located in Merced County in Ballico. The property is currently set up for row crops, mostly sweet potatoes! The property is roughly 43 acres facing growth pressure from the nearby city of Delhi. This property was permanently protected by an...

Kruppa Farm

The Kruppa Farm property is approximately 64 acres of beautiful almond orchards in Merced county. The property is comprised of prime farmland that is needed for sustained agricultural production. This property was permanently protected by an Agricultural Conservation...

Gail Martin Trust Farm

The Gail Martin Trust Farm is located in Delhi that will soon have 60 acres of tree crops. With sandy soils, it is perfect for trees to go in! This beautiful property was permanently protected by an Agricultural Conservation Easement funded by the Department of...

CA Growin’: A Cherry on Top!

A Cherry on Top! Put it right on top of Spring! With cherry season right around the corner, it’s time to talk to Jon Brandstad!  Jon and his family grow cherries near Linden.  In 2011, Jon and his wife Christine permanently protected their 175-acre farm.  Three years...

Cherry Lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 pound fresh CA cherries, washed and pitted 1 cup fresh lemon juice 6 cups cold water Optional (mint garnish)   Instructions: Heat sugar and 1 cup water in a pot until sugar dissolves. Add 1 cup cherries, bring to a boil...

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Agpalo

It was a beautiful crisp day for Ms. Agpalo’s class from Garin Elementary to take a field trip to First Generation Farmers. The excitement roaring from the bus said it all when they arrived and saw all the free range chickens running around. The excitement...

Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm – Ms. Golinveaux

It was a beautiful day to visit First Generation Farmers for a field trip! Ms. Golinveaux’s 5th grade class had a wonderful opportunity to visit the farm and learn all about composting, horticulture, sheep, goats, chickens, and much more! Their trip was followed...

Meet Chelsea Molina

Meet Chelsea Molina, CFT's new Conservation Project Coordinator

CA Growin’: Is CA really a red-state?

Is California really a red-state? A red-tomato state that is! If you enjoyed a red, ripe, richly-flavored farm-fresh tomato last summer, you can probably give a big thanks to farmer Ken Oneto.  Last year, he grew nearly 4 million red ripe  tomatoes on 135 acres...

Italian Roasted Roma Tomatoes

Ingredients: 2 lbs Roma tomatoes 1/3 cup olive oil 6 cloves minced garlic 1 tbs bottled Italian seasoning 1 tbs sugar Pinch of salt 3 dashes ground black pepper 2 tbs oregano – coarsely chopped   Instructions: Preheat oven to 300F Rinse the Roma tomatoes...

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